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Old 10-17-2008, 09:50 AM
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your favorite truck?

I like chevy trucks. But the one older one I had that I remember fondly was a ford F150 3 spd on the column short bed. It was fun to drive. Just a 6 cyl powered it. Boy it did eat up starters.
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Old 10-17-2008, 06:45 PM
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My uncle had a 56 Ford 1/2 ton, that was pretty new, with I think a 239, or something close. When I frist started to drive I helped him farm in the summers, and just loved to drive that "power house". He was always on me for spinning the wheels in the dirt driveways.

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Old 10-18-2008, 09:08 AM
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My dad picked up an old 58 GMC for hauling stuff and towing a little trailer. I loved that truck. don't ya knoiw the previous owner had put horns and running lights on the top of the cab. Kinda tacky but fun to drive.
One day I was driving along in it and I must not have latched the hood tight. All the sudden up goes the hood. I was doing about 35 and all I could do was slow down fast. Sure scared me when it happened. No biggie though.
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Old 10-19-2008, 01:22 PM
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I'm a truck guy. Always have been. Sure, cars have thier place but I'd take a 4x4 truck anyday. When I was a kid, my dad had a '79 ford bronco 4x4. I'm far from being a ford fan but that old bronco still holds a special place in my heart. Sure, it was hard on gas but which truck isn't? When I was a teen, my bro and I would take that bronco out in the bush and find the biggest mudhole we could find and play around in it.

I helped dad do a complete body job on it in the early 90's. We had it looking great till one day, my bro was heading into town. He turned onto the highway as a transport was approaching in the opposite lane. What he didn't see was that there was another transport that was pulling out to pass the first one. It hit my bro head on pushing the hood and front grill all the way back to the windsheild. Oh, my bro was ok. Only lost a couple teeth in the process. When the two trucks hit, the transport lost all steering and hit a rockcut totalling the truck in the process.

That sure is a testament to the way trucks used to be built. They were solid back then. Nowadays, trucks would be crumpled up like an accordion most likely killing someone.
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Old 10-19-2008, 02:42 PM
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It would be a 1964-1966 Chevrolet Stepside.
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Old 10-19-2008, 02:48 PM
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We have a new trend growing for trucks here in the UK but none as fancy as you guys get......but i do have a liking for the Mitsubishi l200....
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Old 10-19-2008, 03:03 PM
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I wonder if those are for sale in the States? I've never seen one of those.
Maybe they are diesel powered, that would explain it.
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Old 10-19-2008, 03:07 PM
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I wonder if those are for sale in the States? I've never seen one of those.
Maybe they are diesel powered, that would explain it.

Diesel yes....no other way here in he UK.
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Old 10-19-2008, 03:58 PM
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Diesel yes....no other way here in he UK.
That's probably why we don't have that truck here.
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Old 10-19-2008, 05:34 PM
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I wonder if those are for sale in the States? I've never seen one of those.
Maybe they are diesel powered, that would explain it.
Mitsu is selling a compact truck here in the states but it is not that body style. I first saw the one Galvatron showed us when I was in Baghdad in Jan 2007. It caught my eye and I had to go get a closer look. They are good looking trucks.
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I have a 1997 F-150 single seat cab, step-side short box. It's equipped with a 4.6L V-8 five speed. It's enough grunt for any Wisconsin winter.

But the thing I like best about the truck is the manner in which granny-low and 4-wheel drive are engaged. You pull a lever inside the cab and mechanically lock in the front wheels through the transfer case.

My wife has an Explorer with that Insta-Trak computer operated system, and I can't feel a thing when I drive it. In fact, many times you're on three wheels when the computer feels something is slipping.

All four wheels on my truck grind all of the time. And it's amazing on how just a little more traction is all you need to get out of a jam.
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Old 10-19-2008, 07:05 PM
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I've had a few trucks. My first was a 1978 F100 I think, maybe an F150. I traded up to a new 93 F150, then a new 94, then a new 95, then a new 99 Super Duty. Traded that for an '03 F150 Heritage Edition. I only did all that because my brother sold trucks here in Ohio and I got good deals. Now he moved to Florida and I lost out on the best deals.
But I did get one from him for my wife last year, an '06 Explorer. Flew to Florida and drove it home.
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My current truck is pictured in my avatar. It's a 2008 Chevy Silverado 4x4 z71 quad cab. It's got the 5.3L engine, towing package, and a bunch of other nice options. Not fully loaded but it's got everything I want. It's got more than enough power to pull my 31 ft camper. That was my main reason for getting a new truck.
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Old 10-19-2008, 09:41 PM
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My current truck is a 2007 Chevy Silverado 2500 with the Duramax diesel..
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Re: your favorite truck?

1972 Chevy Heavy Half ,330hp 350 c.i.,sm420 4 speed and 3:73 posi. as long as ran only on primaries [about 40mph] got little better than 20mpg. IF i opened the secondaries gas gauge dropped faster than speedometer climbed. Wasn't much to look at but was best truck i ever owned
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Re: your favorite truck?

'79 Chev K1500. 350 CID V-8, auto trans, full-time 4WD. It was a pretty nice truck when I bought it, but 17 years of ownership showed it's mark on 'er.
I miss the ol' girl, wish I could have 'er back compared to the trucks the have out now.
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Old 02-15-2011, 02:30 PM
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Re: your favorite truck?

Saturday I got a new truck. 2011 Chevy Silverado Z71.
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Old 02-15-2011, 03:37 PM
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Re: your favorite truck?

I have (had) a 2004 F150 prior to my son turning 16. Oh well, at least he lets me borrow it if I really need to haul something.
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Old 02-15-2011, 06:25 PM
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Re: your favorite truck?

I like the Ford F150's the best. But I do really like the little Tacoma's too.

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Old 02-15-2011, 07:08 PM
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Re: your favorite truck?

99 Int 9300 with a 550 hp 3406E Cat. 10 speed manual metric tranny.
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Old 02-15-2011, 11:11 PM
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Re: your favorite truck?

The one truck i have never owned ,but always wanted too . A Diamond T .
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:23 AM
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Re: your favorite truck?

I like the looks of the Tacomas If one is available, next time I'm in the market, I just may go for it.

Tell ya what, Al, that Diamond T would be a real head turner when ya drive it to church! The Escalade owners would
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:26 AM
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Re: your favorite truck?

I don't know if these are my true favorites but I do have a lot of respect for these 2 in particular.

For flat out durability, I'd go with a 1997 Dodge D100 with the 318.



A very close second would be an 1984 F150 with the 300 inline 6. A no-option 4wd go-anywhere truck that sips fuel.
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:26 AM
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Re: your favorite truck?

I need to get some pics of my current ride... 2004 Chevy Z71.... LOVE it... I like the 2002 3/4 Dodge my ex wife has too.. LOVED that cummins... My fav so far has been a 2001 Freightliner Classic daycab. 4:11 rears, 13 Spd and a noisy detroit... At 80,000 lbs I could wind that thing to 60 in about 3/4 a mile if wanted to...
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Re: your favorite truck?

I have a chev pickup, but alawys want one of these
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